They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
I love Nic Cage, but I don't think I've ever seen him be so badass in any other movie. Shit just got real.
>>I'm going to show you God does exist. <<
Let's just take a second to appreciate just how out of place Steve Buscemi is in this film. And Nic Cage's accent. And hair. And general Nic Caginess. And Steve Cusack's ridiculously narrated intros for all the convicts. And Danny Trejo. And John Malkovich, for some reason. And the completely ridiculous climax. And that electric guitar, making all the action seem like a power ballad.
And after all that, let's go back again and really appreciate how out of place Steve Buscemi is.
When you watch this film sober it's a cinematic masterpiece. Once you've had a few it's a little slice of heaven.
they shouldnt have used sweet home alabama since the ending took place in vegas. use viva las vegas, duh
A perfect pulpy delight. I've seen this film at least 15 times and I shamelessly love it every single time.
Magnitude is king in most contemporary Blockbusters: guns are bigger, explosions are louder, the odds are greater; wars are fought, empires fall and entire nations fade away on a whim, but few of them are half as fun as Con Air, a film that's proudly over the top, yet is mostly set on an average sized plane with less than three handguns aboard.
It’s refreshing to see an action movie were ammunition isn’t being spread around with uncanny Stormtrooper-like accuracy. True to its setting, guns are a valuable leverage rather than a given, effectively forcing Cameron Poe (the one and only, long-haired, Nicolas Cage) to rely on his ingenuity as much as his fists to outsmart a group of convicted…
Stupidly brilliant, or brilliantly stupid. You decide.
Homophobic, sexist, rock-headed. But also extremely well-staged and genuinely amusing, I'd honestly take it over either Taken movie or any of the countless Bourne disciples. Simon West threw a stable of character actors into this garish mess and set it free upon the world. You can't completely dismiss a movie that has John Malkovich acting like a kid at Disneyland and threatening stuffed animals at gun point.
Cheese, fantastic cheese.
Blu-ray picture 8/10
NICOLAS Cage is the unlikely hero in this feature-length exploration of the dangers of diabetes.
There's a thin line between plain B movie cheese and subtle weird humour. CON AIR doesn't give a shit on which side it stands but it's definitely a lot of fun. The casting choices are great, the action is impressive and the setpieces are memorable. It's a 90's movie so there could have been the chance of bad CGI ruining the spectacle but fortunately, West and Bruckheimer decided to focus on real stunts and explosions, making the film still watchable to this day. I wish action movies like CON AIR would still be made, including all the silliness, bad haircuts and the inappropriate credit scene that makes even the creepiest rapist seem like a nice guy.
Fifth film of the NICOLAS CAGE APPRECIATION MONTH.
Holy shit. That was a lot of fun. I kept contemplating during the film if this is better than The Rock, and you know what, it is. This movie is completely bonkers.